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Champions Trophy 2017 Final, India vs Pakistan: As It Happened

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OUT and INNINGS OVER: Jasprit Bumrah is the last wicket to fall as Pakistan register a massive 180-run victory over arch-rivals India to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. A very comprehensive victory for Pakistan as India were never in the chase after initial wickets.

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OUT: R Ashwin too falls and Pakistan are now just one wicket away from a history title victory. A scintillating all-round display from Pakistan.

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OUT: Ravindra Jadeja too bites the dust as he is dismissed by Junaid Khan for 15. India lose their eighth wicket. The southpaw tried to nudge a ball outside the off-stump but ended up giving away an easy catch to Babar Azam in the slips.

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While going back into the hut, Hardik Pandya was a very very angry man. He had single-handedly breathed life into the Indian chase with his sublime innings. Although a victory still wasn't visible on the horizon, Pandya was doing all that he can. But Jadeja had cost Pandya his wicket. That's why the all-rounder wasn't happy.

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Cricketnext's Arnab Sen from the Oval: There goes the only ray of hope India had found out of nowhere. Hardik Pndya played a breezy innings but a run out brings an end to his gritty knock. Ravindra Jadeja found the worst of times to commit a blunder while running between the wickets. He has had a terrible match and it has just become worse.

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SIX and SIX: Fakhar bowls delivery outside the off stump but Pandya drags the ball and hits it over the mid-wicket boundary for a huge six. The second was a half-volley from Fakhar and Pandya hits the ball almost outside of the stadium over the long-on boundary. Stunning onslaught from Pandya.

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SIX SIX SIX and 50: Hardik Pandya slams fifty after hitting three huge sixes off the bowling of Shadab Khan to reach his half-century. Pandya reaches his fifty off just 32 ball and sets the new record for the fastest half-century in a Champions Trophy final. To cap off a brilliant over, Pandya hits a four in the over as well. 23 runs came off that Shadab Khan over.

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Four: Hardik Pandya is waging a lone battle out there as he continues to hit boundaries. Shocker from Shadab as he bowls short and wide and Pandya takes his time to dispatch the ball towards the extra-cover boundary. Third boundary of the innings for Pandya.

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These is one of the worst batting performance by India in a very long time. Virat Kohli said ahead of the game that they aren't doing anything differently to prepare for this clash. But it seems that they should have. The law of averages eventually catches up with everyone. 

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Four: Hasan bowled a short delivery and Pandya first tried to duck away but then he played the upper cut and the ball went for a boundary behind wicket-keeper Sarfraz.

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Cricketnext's Arnab Sen from the Oval: Even when there are no expectations, a recognised batsman playing the kind of shot that Kedar Jadhav just played is unacceptable. India has managed to not turn up for the finals.

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Four: Short delivery outside the off-stump from Shadab Khan and Pandya rocks onto the backfoot and hits the ball behind point for a boundary.

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Four: Length ball outside the off-stump by Hasan Ali and Kedar Jadhav hit the ball through mid-on for a boundary. This is Jadhav's second boundary of the innings. 

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Kedar and Pandya are now out in the middle and are trying to provide some respectability to the Indian chase. One of the worse collapse under the leadership of Virat Kohli but unfortunately it came at the biggest stage and against the arch-rivals.

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OUT: Hasan Ali bowled a short delivery and MS Dhoni went for the pull. But the decision to do so backfired spectacularly as he gave away and easy catch to Imad Wasim who was fielding at the mid-wicket boundary.

Champions Trophy 2017 Final, India vs Pakistan: As It Happened

LATEST UPDATE: Pakistan produced an all-round show to beat Indian convincingly and lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.

IND vs PAK PREVIEW: A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at the Oval on Sunday. Pakistan have been badly bruised against India this series in their opening group stage match, having lost the game by 124 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method. India may be ahead against Pakistan in ICC tournaments by an 8-2 margin, but in all ODI tournament finals Pakistan holds a 6-2 edge in the head-to-head battle against India.
With Pakistan’s front-line pacer Mohammad Amir declared fit to play in the final after sitting out the previous match, he alongside new ball bowler Junaid Khan will be the key against India to provide their side with early breakthroughs. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will also look to use his team’s bowling strength to do the damage against an in-form Indian batting line-up. The batting department for Pakistan under the likes of opener Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman followed by Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez will look to flourish against India having got to good starts in the previous matches but failing to build lethal partnerships.
India, on the other side have looked a balanced side with both their batting and bowling departments having managed to click throughout the tournament. India opener Shikhar Dhawan is the tournament’s leading run scorer with 317 runs in four matches and will look to continue his momentum against Pakistan. In-form Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have also helped their side look capable enough of chasing any target. The bowling department for India under the likes of pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have looked solid bowling economically while providing clinical breakthroughs.

CONDITIONS: Another batting paradise is expected and will help the batsmen play their shots on the up. The weather is expected to be clear and there should be no rain-induced interruptions. But then, one never knows with the English weather and there could be a couple of rain interruptions.

TEAMS: India Squad (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
Pakistan Squad(From): Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Fahim Ashraf, Ahmed Shehzad